Hospitality

Hospitality

Build your future and advance your career with the skills to get ahead when you study for a qualification in Hospitality

What is Hospitality?

The Hospitality industry is an exciting profession which can take you anywhere in the world. It holds the key to a  broad range of careers which involve provide food, drink, entertainment and accommodation to customers. Working in Hospitality, you are able to create enjoyable memories for individuals from working in a fine dining restaurant or in a local hotel adding the extra special touches to your guests stay.  

With the Hospitality Industry ever-evolving, Dumfries and Galloway College are here to get you one step ahead in your career. You have the opportunity to gain a qualification from any level from starting out in the industry with Pathway to Hospitality & Tourism (NQ) @ SCQF Level 4 to renewing a much-needed licence with C&G Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher.

Our professional Zest kitchen and restaurant gives you the opportunity to train in a real-life restaurant environment. Learn about different roles in the Hospitality industry while allowing you to practice for your future career and decide which area of the industry is right for you. You can also focus on brushing up your skills in the kitchen with our evening classes or building on  your knowledge with food safety.

Dumfries and Galloway College will give you the tools to gain confidence and thrive in Hospitality.

Career paths with a qualification in Hospitality

  • Chefs – are responsible for preparing, cooking, and presenting food in a range of different settings. Chefs use their flair to create different cuisine's depending on the type of establishment such as a local pub or high-end restaurant. They must be confident to  have responsibility of a whole kitchen or a specific section. Average starting salary between £13,000 - £ 16,000
  • Hotel Manager - have a responsibility of running a hotel day-to-day. They oversee organising and planning all of a hotel’s finance and budgeting. Hotel Managers are professionals who have excellent people management skills to manage events and bookings with customers. In bigger hotels, they can focus on one section such as guest relations while smaller hotels they will have more roles. Average starting salary between £19,000 - £20,000
  • Waiter – serve customers food and beverages in different type of establishments. Waiters can positively handle orders and payments while being welcoming and friendly towards customers. They can work in many different environments including local bars or in fine dining restaurants. Average working salary £12,000 - £16,000
  • Publican – or known as a pub landlord are individuals who manage and are responsible for a licensed premises such as pub or bars. They have responsibility for the overall  running of the pub regarding safety regulations and their staff. Publicans are confident people who build good relationships with customers, breweries, and suppliers. Average starting salary between £16,000 - £20,000

Why study Hospitality at Dumfries & Galloway College?

Get one step ahead and build your future with Dumfries and Galloway College – the leading provider of education and training in southwest Scotland. Here’s why you should study with us:

Pass Rate

We're the number 1 college in Scotland for Higher Education student pass rate based on our performance indicators.

Based on our performance indicators for the academic year 2019/20 - 82.3% of our higher national students passed.

Pass Rate

Student Satisfaction

We're in the top 2 of 26 colleges in Scotland for further education in student satisfaction with 97% Students Satisfied 

We're in the top 4 of 26 of colleges in Scotland for higher education in student satisfaction with 94% Students Satisfied 

Based on the 2018/19 academic year Student Satisfaction and Engagement survey conducted by the Scottish Funding Council.

Student Satisfaction

Positive Destination

Over 9 in 10 of our students move to a positive destination into further study or employment. 

Based on our performance indicators.

Positive Destination

Pathway to University

Our students successfully completing an HNC or HND program can continue their education journey and move on to further study towards a degree with a UK university.

Pathway to University

Our Learning Environment

Our professional Zest kitchen and restaurant gives you  the opportunity to thrive in a restaurant environment developing the skills and knowledge for your future career or further education. With support from our qualified staff, they will help you learn about the different roles and the academic theory behind the training giving you the opportunity to succeed in your studies.

Hospitality

Our course options:

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*Courses listed above are available as at time of publishing. Availability is subject to demand and some courses may stop accepting applications or be withdrawn at any time.